WHAT IS CBD?
Does it get you high? Is it marijuana? What is CBD, really?
CBD from hemp is getting lots of attention. Though hemp has been around for thousands of years, people still have no idea what hemp and marijuana have to offer. Become educated and join the discussion.
Stands for Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Our hemp is grown in the USA on our state-registered farm in Colorado.
Hemp CBD is non-intoxicating, lacks any addictive potential, and has a strong safety profile. Hemp provides benefits without the fear surrounding marijuana.
From the Hemp plant
Provided by nature for thousands of years
CBD has been around and utilized for centuries. The benefits of hemp were well known and utilized by civilizations as an important commodity. Due to 1930s criminalization and the 1990s strict regulations, the cannabis family of plants has been viewed as something to fear. This irrational behavior has hampered decades of research and healing for the American people.
Little Side Effects
Hemp-derived CBD has a fantastic safety profile. Our products are grown to organic standards and processed in a registered food-grade facility. Experience life again without the long list of side effects.
Integral part of your diet
Cannabis and its cannabinoids are not new to the human body. In fact, we have a network of cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid system (or ECS) that runs throughout our central and peripheral nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The Study of Hemp Compounds
The study of cannabis helps us understand how the human body works. In 1992 during a biased study to prove that cannabis is harmful, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) was discovered. It is called the endocannabinoid system because cannabis was the reason it was discovered. Had it been any other plant which led to its discovery, it would be called something else entirely.
When we understand CBD, we can make wiser choices regarding our health because we will better understand the benefits CBD has to offer.
Highly specialized cells called neurons are found throughout the brain. Each neuron connects to many others through structures called synapses. These are sites where one neuron communicates to another by releasing chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters.
Supports the Endocannabinoid System
A neuron’s sensitivity to a specific neurotransmitter depends on whether or not it contains a receptor that “fits” the neurotransmitter like an electrical socket fits a plug. If a neuron contains receptors that match a particular neurotransmitter, then it can respond directly to that transmitter. Otherwise, it generally cannot. All neurons contain multiple neurotransmitter receptors, allowing them to respond to some neurotransmitters but not others.
The Brain Response
Brain receptors are sensitive to neurotransmitters produced naturally within the brain. Brain receptors are also affected by plant-based staples like chocolate, coffee, black pepper, or terpenes found in mangoes.
When you use hemp CBD, (cannabis plant with high CBD and low THC levels) you’re allowing helpful plant compounds to enter your body. Since hemp has a low concentration of THC there are no intoxicating effects.
Different from Marijuana
Hemp CBD products are different from marijuana and provide different benefits than THC. Hemp products have very low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cause no intoxicating effects.
Hemplucid pays careful attention to the science appearing daily. Clinical trials from around the world confirm and reaffirm the value of hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol).
We hope our website will become a valuable resource for people who want knowledge regarding Hemp and about the latest advances in CBD science.
Cannabidiol has changed so many lives, and we believe this amazing substance will continue to redefine normal thinking about health.
Balances Many Different Systems
Although it is a cannabinoid, CBD does not directly interact with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Instead, it affects signaling through CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly. This partly explains why, in contrast to tetrahydrocannabinol THC, CBD is non-intoxicating.
In addition to its indirect influence on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD-rich strains can increase levels of the body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids (known as endocannabinoids) by inhibiting the enzymes that break them down. These compounds can work together to promote homeostasis.